Feels more like home! I’m not going to linger on the bad stuff because we really do feel more settled but the first couple of days were hard.
This is how it looked when we moved in
Complete with broken sofa, heater, blind and extractor fan. Smelly rugs, dusty old lampshades, a TV from the 1950s and minimal furniture (we’re renting fully furnished.)
Fast forward 3 weeks, a lot of unpacking, cleaning, moving, complaining, a few aching muscles, an air freshener or two and a fat lip and we’re finally at a point where we feel cosy.
The landlord replaced the broken sofa with a nice new leather set, fixed the heater and we have the majority of our things now out and about. Things will probably move again because we have a side board still to come.
We still lack storage in the kitchen but it’s certainly looking a little cuter now we’ve put up our picture clock and decorated the microwave with a few picture magnets. I also love that I can have all our cooking and baking books out on show. (Sorry I forgot to take a photo of inside our fridge cribs-styley… maybe next time!)
We’re blessed with a large hall way which has two storage cupboards to hide all of our unpacked boxes (!?) and also our bookshelf. I love having our books out on display along with a few decorative items. Above the shelf is the frame that people signed on our wedding day.
Our bedroom is now a more welcoming place to be, we haven’t finished with this room yet as we still have to work out a few storage issues but it’s definitely getting there. Also – how much do you love our chandelier!? My godparents surprised us with it just after we moved in and I think I’m in love. For anyone who has seen Anchorman, Has said to me the other day “You actually love lamp”
The bathroom got kitted out with a few new accessories including new artwork. We picked up a few vintage looking postcards when we were in Hawaii on our honeymoon, as well as really cool map of the islands. So we framed them and hung them up in our bathroom.
Only problem now is, every time I go to the bathroom it makes me miss Hawaii even more!
So there you have it, our first marital home! Huge thank you for all the cards, gifts and thoughtful tweets, you’re all so lovely! (Sarah, Kerry brownies were a huge hit and they’ve all gone!)
So what do you think?!